Treasure Mountain

Course Catalog: Course Selection Information

If you have questions about class registration or course selections, contact the Counseling Office.

Course Requirements for 8th Grade:

  1. English 8
  2. 8th Grade Math or 8th Grade Math-Honors*
  3. Integrated Science 8
  4. United States History 8
  5. Health-Physical Education 8
  6. World Language (recommended) or Elective
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

Course Requirements for 9th Grade:

  1. English 9 or Honors English 9*
  2. Secondary Math I or Secondary Math I-Honors*
  3. Earth Systems or Biology*
  4. Geography or AP Geography
  5. PE Participation Skills and Techniques (.5)
  6. Computer Technology (.5) or Exploring Computer Science (.5)
  7. World Language (recommended) or Elective
  8. Elective
  9. Elective

*Class Placement:
Selection criteria must be met for enrollment in certain classes. See the Placement Criteria pages for more information.

About Our Course Offerings

Subject to Change:
All course offerings are subject to change based on:
1. Adequate course enrollment
2. Securing qualified teachers
3. Availability of a teaching facility and/or equipment

Course Fees:
Some courses require additional fees to help pay for specialized equipment or supplies. Course fees will be noted in the course descriptions. Fees are approved by the school board after the course catalog is published, therefore fees are subject to change. Fee waivers are available to families who qualify based on need. Contact secretary Bev Pacal with questions.

Course Locations:
Most of Treasure Mountain's classes are located on the Treasure Mountain campus, but due to facility requirements, some courses may be located at Park City High School. Students will be required to walk to the high school for those classes, even in bad weather. If we know (or if we suspect) that a course will be taught at the high school, we will note it in the course description. Course locations are always subject to change.

Course Descriptions:
Course descriptions are provided to help students and parents determine the content of our course offerings. Please read the descriptions fully and carefully! If further explanation is needed, please contact the teacher who is currently teaching the course. Teacher e-mail addresses are available on the Teacher Pages of our website.

Scheduling Concerns

The Treasure Mountain master course schedule is generated by computer, based on the number of requests for each course, as submitted by students during the class registration process in March. Our master schedule strives to ensure equity and fairness to all students and to maintain balanced class loads.

Special Requests:
We do not offer the option of scheduling classes with specific teachers or at specific times.

Schedule Corrections:
If a scheduling error is made, counseling staff should be notified prior to or during the first week of school so corrections can be made with as little disruption as possible.

Schedule Changes:
The counseling staff works very hard to give students their first-choice electives. However, we may experience scheduling conflicts that require us to place students into one of their alternate elective choices. This is why we require students to select alternates. We use alternates only when scheduling conflicts cannot otherwise be resolved. The availability and staffing of courses depends upon the requests made during spring registration, therefore, we expect students to accept and complete the courses they requested, including their alternates. Schedule changes must be approved by the counselor, teachers, parents, and an administrator. Not all schedule change requests can be granted due to class sizes, class availability, schedule disruption, etc. No schedule changes after midterm.

Parent Release Exception

Parent Release gives students the opportunity to be released for part of the school day for necessary regularly-occurring off-campus activities, with permission of their parent or legal guardian. During Release time, the student may NOT be on any PCSD school campus. The parent is fully responsible for the student, including transportation. Release should take the place of an elective, but if Release is requested in place of a core academic class (English, math, science, social studies, PE, computer literacy), the parent is responsible for the instruction the student will receive in that content area. Call, email, or meet with your TMJH Guidance Counselor for more information.

Independent Study / Online Classes

Available in grades 9-12. Students interested in taking online courses must discuss their options with their guidance counselor BEFORE signing up for ANY online classes. Taking courses online is a very serious commitment, so consider it thoughtfully! There are many important things to consider—accreditation, course availability, deadlines, cost, NCAA eligibility, etc. If you take a course online, it is YOUR responsibility to ensure that the course is completed. Also, if you change your mind, putting the course back in your school schedule could be difficult. See the Online Courses page for more information.

Attention Athletes! NCAA Eligibility

FOR GRADES 9-12: If you plan to participate in athletics in college at the NCAA Division I or Division II level, you must be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse. Your counselor or the PCHS Athletic Director can provide you with information pertinent to eligibility requirements. However, it is your responsibility to be certain you meet all of the requirements. Click here for more information.